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2010 INSTITUTE HONOR AWARDS FOR INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE RECIPIENT

Architecture

 

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Interior Architecture

 

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Regional & Urban Design

Exeter Schools Multipurpose Space


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Notes of Interest

The challenge was to design a single space that functions well as a cafeteria, practice gym and performance hall for a rural K-12 school district on a limited budget.

Solving the acoustic challenges of these varied uses led to a solution derived from a sushi roll - absorptive on its outermost layer with a thin, reflective inner layer. The solution is executed as a simple steel frame structure inserted into an existing courtyard with an outer layer of tectum and an inner layer of perforated wood panels. Attention is paid to detailing the wood panels to distribute sound appropriately for performances while protecting light fixtures and mechanical systems for use as a gymnasium.

Architect

Dake Wells Architecture

   

Owner

Exeter R-VI School District

   

Location

Exeter, Missouri

ADDITIONAL CREDITS

Consultant

Environmental Market Solutions, Inc.
Bruce Moore, AIA

   

Engineer

Jones & Associates Structural Engineers
Genesis Mechanical

   

General Contractor

Springfield Builders, Inc.

   

Photo Credit

© Gayle Babcock; Architectural Imageworks, LLC

   


JURY COMMENTS

Such a joyful, bountiful
amount of architecture,
achieved under constraints
of site and budget…turning
a small budget into a
functional and beautiful

place is outstanding to see.

Diabolically simple, one
bold stroke solves three
functions in one.

Such invention is the proof
of an enlightened design
team.


2010 INSTITUTE HONOR AWARDS FOR INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE JURY


Daniel H. Wheeler, FAIA (Chair)
Wheeler Kearns Architects, Inc.
Chicago

David H. Hart, FAIA
Utah Capitol Preservation Board
Salt Lake City

Audrey A. Matlock, AIA
Audrey Matlock, Architect
New York City

Audrey Stokes O'Hagan, AIA
Audrey O’Hagan Architect
Newton, Massachusetts

Clive R. Wilkinson, AIA, RIBA
Clive Wilkinson Architects
West Hollywood, California

 

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